Postgraduate | TAS-BEA704 | 2024
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About this subject
Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Appraise the role of sustainable finance in making investment and financing decisions
- Assess and apply analytical decision-making techniques to the valuation of green finance instruments
- Critically evaluate the techniques applied to sustainability in making financial decisions
- Communicate evidence-based sustainable finance solutions.
- Module 1: An introduction to sustainable finance
- Module 2: Externalities: internalising externalities
- Module 3: Governance and behaviour
- Module 4: Coalitions for sustainable finance
- Module 5: Business models in sustainable finance
- Module 6: Investing for long-term value creation
- Module 7: Green bonds - ESG integration into government bonds
- Module 8: Equity markets and investment funds
- Module 9: Banking - new forms of lending
- Module 10: Green hydrogen or biodiversity or NCA forestry
- Module 11: Insurance - managing long-term risks
Global sustainability challenges – including climate change, natural resource depletion, and rising inequality – are affecting the commercial environment in a way that presents both risks and opportunities for the financial sector. This subject studies the evidence of how environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors matter and explains in detail how to incorporate these in company financial models and strategies, equity investing, bond investing, and bank lending. The subject equips students with knowledge, understanding and ability to apply the key principles and core practice of green and sustainable finance. Specific aims are to increase the student’s knowledge and understanding of:
• climate change and its impacts
• climate risks and emerging environmental and sustainability risks
• the evolution of green and sustainable products and services in the banking, investment, and insurance sectors
• increasing awareness of the role of the finance sector and finance professionals in supporting the transition to a low-carbon world.
- Group Assignment (40%)
- Individual Assignment (30%)
- Case Study Analysis Report (30%)
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- TAS-FIN-MAS-2024 - Master of Finance
No additional requirements
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses